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17th Annual Children's Law Institute 2014

 
Author(s): Paul J. Savarese, Maura A. Keating, Nanette Schrandt
Practice Area: Family Law, Pro Bono
Published: Jul 2014
PLI Item #: 51471
CHB Spine #: H955

Maura Keating is a Litigation Supervisor who joined the Center for Family Representation in September of 2007.  She is a Co-Director of CFR’s Manhattan practice.  Prior to joining CFR, Ms. Keating was a staff attorney at The Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice, appearing as attorney for the child on abuse and neglect, custody and visitation, paternity, termination of parental rights, PINS and juvenile delinquency petitions.  Ms. Keating was graduated from St. John’s University School of Law.  While in law school, she served as a legal intern with the Administration for Children’s Services Family Court Legal Services in Queens Family Court.  She received her B.S. from the University of New Hampshire.


Paul Savarese, Esq. has been employed by the Administration for Children’s Services (formerly Child Welfare Administration) for the past 27 years.  Paul held the position of Supervising Attorney for the Brooklyn Family Court Legal Services Division from 2000 until 2012.  In 2013, Paul was named as the Executive Counsel for the Legal Support and Training Unit for Family Court Legal Services for the Administration for Children’s Services.  Paul received his undergraduate degree from the University of Scranton, Cum Laude and received his Juris Doctorate from Ohio Northern University School of Law.


Nanette Schrandt is a Licensed Clinical Social Worker and the Director of Juvenile Services at  the NYC Legal Aid Society’s Juvenile Rights Practice where she oversees the social work staff.   Nanette has more than 35 years of experience as a forensic social worker and trains extensively in the field.  Among other appointments, she has served on the advisory board of the NYC Administration for Children’s Services, NYS Court Appointed Special Advocates, the model Children’s Law Office Project of the National Association of Counsel for Children, as co-chair of the Practicing Law Institute's Children's Law Institute, and  the Contemporary Social Issues Advisory Committee at Columbia University School of Social Work.   She holds an MSW degree from Columbia University and a BA degree from Smith College.